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News You Really Need To See: “Danish Measure Would Allow Seizure of Refugees’ Jewelry”

“Danish Measure Would Allow Seizure of Refugees’ Jewelry” The Washington Post, December 18, 2015, p.A12 https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2015/12/17/denmark-wants-to-seize-jewelry-from-refugees/ “In recent months, Denmark has taken a fairly harsh stance toward refugees.  In September, for example, authorities published an ad in Lebanese newspapers carrying an unmistakable message to foreigners … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “Molenbeek, Belgium’s ‘Jihad Central'”

“Molenbeek, Belgium’s ‘Jihad Central’” The New York Times, November 19, 2015 http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/19/opinion/molenbeek-belgiums-jihad-central.html “The shocking and bloody attacks in Paris on Friday, Nov. 13, left a trail leading to France’s small northern neighbor, Belgium — more precisely to its capital, Brussels, … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “African Dictatorship Fuels Migrant Crisis”

“African Dictatorship Fuels Migrant Crisis” The Wall Street Journal, October 20, 2015 http://www.wsj.com/articles/eritreans-flee-conscription-and-poverty-adding-to-the-migrant-crisis-in-europe-1445391364 “With his father trapped in open-ended military service that would soon snare him, too, Binyam walked for 19 hours without food or water to reach Ethiopia.  He … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “Why Are Migrants in the Arctic, on Bikes? Path Leads to Europe”

“Why Are Migrants in the Arctic, on Bikes? Path Leads to Europe” The New York Times, October 10, 2015, p.A1 http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/10/world/europe/bypassing-the-risky-sea-refugees-reach-europe-through-the-arctic.html “Pelted by hailstones and buffeted by an icy wind, Yasir Arslanuk, a 55-year-old Syrian engineer, his wife and two … Continue reading

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Thinking Aloud: To Welcome or Not to Welcome?

Sept. 3, 2015 by Darius  In Europe, a battle is playing out that could have ramifications for the continent for decades: how to respond to the huge flows of migrants crossing into Europe, fleeing conflicts and poverty in the Middle … Continue reading

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Thinking Aloud: “The Italians”

Aug. 9, 2015 by Darius  I recently read The Italians by John Hooper, a British journalist who has been based in Italy and southern Europe for decades.  The Italians is a charming portrait of one of Europe’s most distinctive cultures. … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “German Calls for Grexit Mount as EU Stunned by ‘No’ Vote”

“German Calls for Grexit Mount as EU Stunned by ‘No’ Vote” Reuters, July 5, 2015 http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/07/05/us-eurozone-greece-eu-idUSKCN0PF11S20150705 “France and Germany called for an emergency summit of euro zone leaders to discuss Greece’s stunning referendum vote on Sunday to reject bailout terms, … Continue reading

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